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  1. #1
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    Jan 2004

    NY seeks to deny murderers spousal burial rights


    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — As Constance Shepherd's family grieved over her death at the hands of her husband, they had hoped to find some comfort by giving her a proper funeral.

    But after slashing his wife's throat, Stephen Shepherd inflicted more pain, they said.

    For months in 2009, Shepherd refused to release his wife's body as he was tried and sent to prison for her murder. Eventually, Shepherd had his attorney bury her remains hundreds of miles from her western New York home and her outraged family, near his favorite fishing spot.

    A bill in New York's Legislature is aimed at ending that power of an abusive spouse even in death.

    More at link.....

  2. #2
    This law seems to be a no-brainer to me!

  3. #3
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    Mar 2012
    I thought they lost their rights. Very suprized no one did this earlier.

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